Youth on Farms
This is a new and growing program that connects working youth with local farmers. Through Canada Summer Jobs and CPRA Green Job Initiative employment programs, Groundbreakers is able to offer agricultural training and employment to students at a variety of local farms in the Bulkley Valley. Youth receive hands-on farming and gardening experience that can lead to future employment in the industry or give them the skills and confidence to start their own agriculture related business. Farmers receive summer students with a wage subsidy and hired through Groundbreakers that will allow them to not only affordably add to the skilled workforce of their operation, but also to the local agriculture workforce.